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U.S. General Knowledge #14

Can you answer these random questions with an American focus?
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Who wants YOU for U.S. Army?
Uncle Sam
What does S stand for in the acronym WASP?
Saxon
The 3 biggest cities in Ohio all start with the letter C. What are they?
Columbus
Cleveland
Cincinnati
What Monopoly square is furthest from Go?
Free Parking
What TV show's theme song is "Who Are You"?
CSI
Who has dated Tony Romo, John Mayer, and Nick Lachey?
Jessica Simpson
What product is "Dolphin Safe" in the U.S. but not necessarily in other countries?
Tunafish
What happened to both Patty Hearst and Charles Lindbergh Jr.?
They Were Kidnapped
What can come in brown, brook, rainbow, and steelhead varieties?
Trout
What "party" of pioneers resorted to cannibalism while forced to spend a winter
crossing the Sierra Nevada mountains?
Donner Party
What was once described by a U.S. senator as "a series of tubes"?
Internet
What American author wrote novels set in Italy, Spain, and Cuba?
Ernest Hemingway
What is the full name of the city abbreviated as "Boca"?
Boca Raton
What TV show takes place at the fictional Seattle Grace Hospital?
Grey's Anatomy
What Broadway hit which premiered in 2015 is about one of the founding fathers?
Hamilton
What type of furniture is also known as an Ottoman?
Footstool
Who recorded the song "Motown Philly"?
Boyz II Men
In the campaign slogan "I Like Ike", who was Ike?
Dwight Eisenhower
35 Comments
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Level 76
Apr 22, 2016
The Monopoly answer also applies to international versions of the game.
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Level 82
Jun 26, 2016
but it's an American game.
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Level 65
Jul 25, 2023
I interpreted furthest away as being Boardwalk.
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Level 57
Aug 19, 2023
I thought jail would be the farthest.
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Level 62
Jun 26, 2016
Can you accept footrest?
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Level 55
Jun 26, 2016
I agree, foot rest is a common term
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Level 85
Jun 26, 2016
Tried that myself
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Level 67
Jun 26, 2016
Me four.
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Level ∞
Jun 26, 2016
Okay
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Level 48
Jun 27, 2016
I tried ottoman and hassock as well before stumbling over the correct item. Just like you would in real life.
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Level 58
Mar 5, 2017
Or at least Dick Van Dyke would.
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Level 65
Apr 16, 2019
I've never know it to be called anything but an ottoman. I know exactly what an ottoman is, but had no clue what answer you were looking for.
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Level 66
Sep 29, 2022
Please also accept pouffe. That's the usual term for footstools in my family.
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Level 47
Jun 26, 2016
It will never cease to be funny to me that our country has a town named "Rat Mouth."
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Level 82
Jun 26, 2016
I'm too lazy to do the research but I've got a feeling that there are other American novelists who wrote stories set in all of those places. Maybe Robert Ludlum or Tom Clancy, for example. Or maybe Danielle Steele.

Also maybe "abduction" could work in place of "kidnap"

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Level 73
Jun 26, 2016
I was thinking of Michener
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Level 73
Jun 27, 2016
no, abducting and kidnapping are actually two different crimes. While they have similar actions, abducting someone has no motive known until the captive is set free. Kidnappings are done as a way to ransom money or used as a political pawn or bargaining tool. Fine distinction between the two. Both Linberg and Hearst were used to try and gain something from someone. Abduction does not, people are abducted for sole pleasure of the abductor.
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Level 55
Jun 26, 2016
How about hassock instead of foot stool?
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Level 55
Jun 26, 2016
I'm wondering if if I've never heard of the three datees, how likely is it I've heard of the person they dated? Anyway, I typed "swift" to no avail.
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Level 84
Jun 27, 2016
Crap, I spelled it "Hemmingway".
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Level 77
Aug 16, 2017
I always spell it that way. Despite kicking myself repeatedly in my head.
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Level 43
Jun 2, 2019
I've only ever called an ottoman an ottoman. Maybe it's a Chicago thing or something. But has anyone else never heard it called a footstool?
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Level 65
Jun 3, 2020
I know this quiz was made a while ago, but the popular show "The Masked Singer" has a theme song called "Who are you" as well
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Level 78
Dec 14, 2020
I tried 'computer' for the series of tube. Close enough 🤷‍♂️
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Level 78
Dec 14, 2020
For 'Boca' I wasn't sure if 'Boca Raton' was a real city, so I tried 'Baton Rouge' instead 🤦‍♂️
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Level 69
Sep 29, 2022
Boca... boca deez... I can't do it
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Level 69
Sep 29, 2022
So tunafish was put directly after Jessica Simpson on purpose, right?
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Level 67
Sep 29, 2022
There is an American heavy metal band called W.A.S.P. where the S stands for “Sexual”.
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Level 41
Oct 3, 2022
That’s what I thought of!
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Level 68
Sep 29, 2022
WASP is such a peculiar term to me. Is it just shorthand for white in America?
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Level 67
Sep 29, 2022
A "WASP" is technically anyone who is white and Protestant, but the term is used much more often as a pejorative for a certain kind of white person: stuffy, monied, dull. "WASPy" is used to describe affluent white neighborhoods, for example. You couldn't really call someone like Eminem a WASP, for example. Martha Stewart though...big time WASP.
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Level 74
Sep 29, 2022
WASP was a group of women who moved aircraft around in WWII in non-combat roles (Women Airforce Service Pilots).
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Level 78
Sep 29, 2022
Boyz 2 Men...
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Level 62
Sep 29, 2022
Too much of a Limey for this quiz
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Level 82
Jan 23, 2023
Fun fact about that last one: the "Ike" in question went on to use the also-successful slogan, "I Still Like Ike."